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A Clockwork Orange for iPad is the definitive and fully interactive edition of one of the most influential books of the twentieth century.

First published by William Heinemann in 1962, A Clockwork Orange is Anthony Burgess’s most famous novel, and a work that forever changed our literary, musical and visual culture. Its linguistic verve, violent content and the moral questions it raises are as relevant now as they ever were. This new edition offers a unique reading experience, presenting the text of the novel as Anthony Burgess originally wrote it alongside a spectacular array of additional material.

Explore the world of the book in a unique way, with an easy-to-use interface, cog-mechanism menus and a fully tagged network of texts, video and audio – also arranged into key topics.

Read the restored edition of the text, freshly edited and introduced by Andrew Biswell, Anthony Burgess’s biographer, with a new foreword by Martin Amis, and a prologue and epilogue by Anthony Burgess.

Examine the previously unpublished full original 1961 typescript, replete with annotations, illustrations and musical scores, and delve into the world of A Clockwork Orange with extensive notes and a comprehensive Nadsat glossary.

Discover the inspiration and evolution of A Clockwork Orange, with exclusive material taken from the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and the Random House archives, helping to trace the novel’s development from manuscript to masterpiece.

Listen to audio clips of the author discussing his work and reading from the text, and enjoy a complete reading by Tom Hollander synchronised to the text.

Watch leading Anthony Burgess scholars and famous fans discuss A Clockwork Orange in a series of specially commissioned videos.

Learn everything there is to know about this seminal text, with interviews, articles and essays and other previously unpublished material in which the author and experts describe the origins and evolution of A Clockwork Orange. Pore over a wealth of in-depth commentary and analysis as you read – with commentary on every aspect of the book, from the famous final chapter to Stanley Kubrick’s controversial film.

A treat for adventurous readers, it will require small effort to reap enormous enjoyment. As Alex himself might put it, ‘It will make you smeck like bezoomny and bring tears to your glazzies. It’s real horrorshow.’

'The iPad app of Anthony Burgess's novel is a spectacular winner.'
The Observer

‘Burgess’s dystopian fantasy still fascinates as it clocks up 50 years.’
The Times

If you have any issues with the app, please contact us at apps@penguinrandomhouse.co.uk.

What’s New

Version 1.3

App updated to 64-bit.

Ratings and Reviews

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Bedevalley ,


Deserves 10 ten stars. I would not normally pay this much for an app, but this is stunning. Beautifully designed and simple to use, it contains a wealth of detail and of course versions of the text including an audio synchronised one. If you have any interest at all in Burgess' work - get this and don't hesitate!

Thinkamigo ,

A Clockwork Orange

A stunningly simple user-interface coupled with masses of rich content. A worthy study and extension of A Clockwork Orange. The readings by Burgess are hypnotic. This work is well worth the money and should keep me out of mischief for a little while.

Paul Fillingham.

keiththfc ,

Great value for money - an extraordinary app

Not cheap but the depth of content and the beautiful intuitive design make this worth every penny for me. Its the best app I've seen for the iPad in a very long time.


Random House Group
1.2 GB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
© Estate of Anthony Burgess


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